Legal advice for faith-based organisations

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We are a leading charity law firm with a genuine understanding of faith-based organisations

Many of our lawyers are actively involved in their own faith communities in a personal capacity and accordingly bring a deep experience of the faith-based sector and the legal issues you are likely to face.

Our clients include organisations applying their faith in a wide range of contexts including: churches (CofE, Catholic and a range of independent denominations), hospices, youth work projects, international development organisations, alms houses and mental health charities. We also advise a large number of faith-based independent schools.

What is a faith based organisation?

A faith-based organisation is a non-profit organisation that is based on a particular religious belief or faith. These organisations are often involved in charitable work, community service, and advocacy for social justice issues, and their activities are guided by the principles and teachings of their faith.

Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid

Partner | Charities, Independent schools

01483 464224

Adam McRae-Taylor

Adam McRae-Taylor

Legal director | Charities, Independent schools

01483 464249

Gordon Reid
Adam McRae-Taylor

What legal services do we offer faith-based organisations?

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Charitable status and public benefit
  • Faith-based occupational requirements
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Trustee disputes
  • Data protection
  • Equality/discrimination issues
  • Charity Commission investigations
  • Property acquisition/disposal/disputes
  • Legacies and fundraising
  • Faith-based education
  • Governance issues

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We have offices in Richmond, London, Guildford, Southampton, Lymington and Woking. Contact us for more information and expert legal advice.

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